Classes Schedule

All of our courses are designed for BEGINNER and ADVANCED boaters

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AMERICAS BOATING COURSE

When: October 12, 2019

Where: Banquet Room @ Lake Mead Marina Boat House Grille

Time: 8am - 4pm

Basic boating course for beginners and advanced refresher

Cost: $50.00

Ready To Go Boating On Lake Mead or Lake Mohave? Building confidence and experience matters to you and your passengers for safer boating. The Las Vegas Sail and Power Squadron will build up your confidence and experience with this hands-on course - Americas Boating Course and Nevada Approved Boater Card certification. Beginner boater or advanced, an educated boater is a Safer Boater!

During the Americas Boating Course you will learn about

  • Types of boats and their uses
  • Boating laws - federal and state
  • Safety equipment
  • Emergency planning
  • Introduction to knots and lines - Marlinspike
  • Finding your way, and adverse conditions
  • Communications
  • Water sports topics
  • Trailering

... and more

Advanced Piloting

2019: Closed

Do you know what a Running Fix is? Advanced Piloting is the next structured course in series after USPS Piloting students successfully pass their exam.

In this course students will learn about radar, electronic chart plotters, collision avoidance AIS and other tools to expand the Pilots knowledge of safer GPS navigation. Beyond electronics the AP student will experience advanced piloting techniques for changing tides, wind and currents.

For more information about Advanced Piloting and all our boating courses, call the Las Vegas Sail and Power Squadron today!

Offshore Navigation

2019: TBD

What happens when your GPS fails? In this course you will learn to use a marine sextant to take sights on celestial objects such as the sun. Even if you are not traveling long distances off shore, remember that GPS can fail and at times not reliable. Ancient sailors traveled the globe without electronics and satellites. This course will build your confidence when no aids to navigation or land objects are in sight.

For more information about Offshore Navigation and all our boating courses, call the Las Vegas Sail and Power Squadron today!